Les Chisnall is firmly established as one of the most influential and
highly regarded performer-teachers in the Uk.
He teaches on the Music place and Burnley Jazz summer schools and
gives workshops for the National youth Jazz collective as well as
master-classes on improvisation for colleges and universities round
As a respected performer, he has worked with some of the worlds
finest jazz musicians including, kenny Wheeler, John Surman, John
Taylor and Mike Walker to name a few.
He has toured the U.S and Europe and has made many recordings, the
guardian described his last album ' Another place ' as a 'Classic of
Many of his students have gone on to have professional careers.
Les co-authored a book on improvisation with Christopher Norton for
Boosey & Hawkes and is currently writing a book on Jazz improvisation.
Les is on the staff at the Leeds College of Music, Chetham’s School of Music and